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Just Because

Happy Thursday to you all! I created this card mainly using patterned paper. I have been doing a lot of stamping before, but now I like to add patterned paper to the cards. I find it much faster to have to only stamp the sentiment! I just realized that this card has the same sentiment (different stamp) and a butterfly similar to yesterday's card. They are vastly different designs, but odd that I was drawn to some of the same elements.

So, last night I opened my Janome Sew Mini, set it up and started stitching. I made sure that my adhesive was applied only to the center, not the edges. There are a few stitches that are not in a straight line, but for the most part, I picked up where I left off on my sewing technique.

Yesterday, I mentioned that I would wait until I got to CHA to make some Papertrey Ink purchases. Well, somehow I forgot to mention to you all that I am going to be at the CHA Super Show! I'm really excited to do lots of shopping, but better yet meeting some of you! It looks like a lot of paper crafters will be there and of course tons of vendors too! I can't wait! So, if you are going to CHA, leave a comment and let me know. I'd like to meet each of you there. McArthur will be coming to keep me company, take pictures (of my experience and to share who I met), and carry the goodies I load up on! Wait, it sounds like he has a list of to-dos while there, right?!

The voting for Gallery Idol is officially over (for this week's session anyway). Thank you to all of those who voted for me/my card. I really appreciate it. On Friday, they will announce the top 15 winners who will be moving on to the next round. I'm all nervous and excited waiting for Friday to arrive.

Thanks so much for your comments yesterday on the video blog (VLOG). I enjoy talking to you and hope to share more soon. Last night, I also arranged my video camera set up to record how-to videos on cards and such. So, it looks like a "Watch Me Wednesday" video should be coming very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim aqua mist cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim patterned paper and lemon tart cardstock and adhere together (only add adhesive to the center, not edges to prevent adhesive from sticking to sewing machine needle).
  3. Add green ribbon, then tie berry sorbet ribbon into a bow.
  4. Adhere cardstock to card front (only add adhesive to the center).
  5. Stitch around border.
  6. Trim patterned paper, scallop edge punch, then adhere to card front.
  7. Stamp sentiment.
  8. Cut butterfly from patterned paper and adhere.
  9. Ink edges of card.
:: My Goodies {just because} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - damask designs
Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip; Quick Quotes - amaretto powder puff
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - berry sorbet + lemon tart
Patterned Paper: DCWV - Garden Party
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - scallop edge punch; Papertrey Ink - berry sorbet ribbon; Janome Sew Mini; thread; Offray - green decorative trim/ribbon
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Ann said...

Beautiful butterfly, and I love the double ribbon!

Joan B said...

how pretty. you have such a signature style. I am going to CHA on Friday and Saturday, leaving Sunday morning. I hope to meet you!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!

Heather in FL said...

I said in yesterday's post that I'll be at the consumer CHA on Saturday. I wish there were going to be more vendors there, but who can blame them -- first, the economy, second, it's Florida in August!! Who made THAT decision, lol!? WINTER CHA should be here, not Summer. :-) Anyhoo...still glad to have the opportunity to go. Hopefully I'll see you there. I'll look for the girl (and hubby) weighted down with goodies, lol. Hopefully I'll be weighed down myself.

So the butterfly is from patterned paper? I was gonna ask how you stamped it, lol. Pretty card!

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous card, Ashley!! Love the colors and the butterfly on the ribbon!

Anya said...

Very pretty Ashley! Love the colors together - and that butterfly!

Erica said...

OOOOHHH MY...you lucky young lady. Have fun and be sure to share all the pics that talented hubby takes.

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